Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History

By Sophia Maddox | February 3, 2024

Henry Winkler, Shelley Long and Michael Keaton from the film, "Night Shift," 1982.

Pop culture fans rejoice! This collection of groovy-era photos you've never seen before will not only make you miss the old days of skateboards, boomboxes, and Happy Days re-runs, but will give you some behind-the-scenes tidbits and facts you never knew about your favorite movie and television stars, the biggest films, the coolest trends, and the hottest singers. You might learn a few things you never knew before about the sixties, seventies, and eighties. 

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The 1982 comedy film, Night Shift, which was directed by Ron Howard, is full of surprises when we rewatch it now. First, Night Shift was Michael Keaton’s first starring role. He appears alongside Henry Winkler of Happy Days fame (a TV show he co-starred in along with Ron Howard). Shelley Long plays a prostitute, Belinda, who, through a series of odd happenings, helps the men open a brothel in the city morgue where Keaton and Winkler’s characters work the night shift. Look closely though, and you will see a young Shannen Doherty as a Bluebell scout, a young Kevin Costner as a frat boy, Charles Fleischer as an inmate, and Vincent Schiavelli as a food deliveryman. 

A 20-year-old Nick Nolte was arrested in Omaha for selling counterfeit draft cards in 1961.

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In this 1961 mugshot, the first of Nick Nolte’s two arrests, the would-be actor looks a lot more clean-cut than he does in his 2002 mugshot (seriously, Google it). It was that wholesome image that spared Nolte a lengthy prison sentence when he was arrested in 1961 for selling counterfeit draft cards. His conviction carried a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison, but a kindly judge took pity on the young man in the button-down shirt and crew cut. The judge worked out a deal so Nolte could attend classes at the local community college in the mornings, spend his afternoons at football practice, then spend his evenings in a jail cell.